Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #138, July 2016

PUD Receiving FEMA Reimbursement
The PUD will receive $379,600 in Public Assistance funding from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) for recovery from the damage caused by severe winter storms that occurred in December of 2015. PUD Interim General Manager John Nguyen said these funds will help the PUD stay on track with its budgeting.
"While the PUD has funds set aside for emergencies like the December outage, this reimbursement will go a long way toward keeping the
PUD on budget as was planned before the storm," Nguyen said.
Save Money While Staying Cool With a Ductless System This Summer 
Ductless heat pump systems come standard with air conditioning for year-round comfort and save you up to 50% on your electric heating bill. With rebate offers of $800 or $1,000 from the PUD, installing a ductless heat pump has never been this easy and affordable.
Get started now by visiting www.crpud.net/ductless.

Job Opening - Field Engineer I/II
We are looking for a Field Engineer I/II to join our team. Click above or visit www.crpud.net/jobs for details. The position is open until filled.
A Heat Pump Water Heater Can Cut Your Water Heating Costs In Half 
Is it time to leave your outdated electric water heater in the past? Upgrade to an energy efficient heat pump water heater and you could save up to 50% on your water heating costs. With rebates from the PUD and state tax credits, a new heat pump water heater could be almost free. 

Call our Energy Experts at (503) 366-5470 or visit www.crpud.net/hpwh to learn more about heat pump water heaters.
Please Drive Carefully in PUD Work Zones
When driving in PUD work zones, please slow down, obey flaggers, and stay alert to keep you & our workers safe.
Quilt Raffle Benefits GLOW Program
Would you like a beautiful handmade quilt? The Columbia River Piecemakers Quilting Guild is raffling off a 96" by 96" quilt. The proceeds will benefit the PUD's GLOW fund, which provides emergency bill payment assistance to low-income PUD customers facing disconnection of their electric service.
Raffle tickets are available at the PUD office. They cost $1 each, or 6 for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn at the PUD's Customer Appreciation Dinner at the Fairgrounds in October.

Use Water Wisely to Cut Energy Waste
Water heating can account for up to 20% of your energy bill. You can lower your water heating costs and conserve water by following these simple tips from our Energy Experts:
  • Install faucet aerators and energy-saving shower heads.
  • Take more showers than baths.
  • Use cold water to wash laundry.
  • Use your dishwasher and run full loads.
  • If you're gone, turn off your water heater.
For more details on how to save energy, visit www.crpud.net/tips

Columbia River PUD | 64001 Columbia River Highway | Deer Island | OR | 97054